Hello everyone and welcome to skincare with Emily Watson if you don’t know me my name is Emily Watson welcome to skincare basics where I get to teach you about all these simple most basic steps of a skincare routine.
So that you can learn how to perfect your skin yes the dreaded word moist you are sure I’ve turned off like half of you guys from watching this article but on where do we moisturizing it’s pretty important to moisturize.
To take care of your skin, this is usually the step of the skin care routine that most people know about like cleansing and moisturizing, but there are a lot of misconceptions around moisturizing, and a lot of people who think it’s not necessary and I’m going to explain in this article why it is what you need to know and how you can immerse eyes to your skin.
So let us get popping bitch, so step number 1
you have to know your skin type if you’re going to be able to moisturize your skin in the best way possible.
So that it looks and feels the best you have to know what skin type you have lucky for you if you don’t know what your skin type is you can go and watch the first episode of this series where I tell you how you configure out your skin type this is honestly really important because I have super super oily skin and the oily ass though that I don’t need a moisturizer.
Because I was already producing enough hydration across my face wrong, you need to moisturize if you have oily skin it all depends on the type of moisturizer you use and inevitably your moisturizer is going to help solve the problems that you’re facing with hydration in your skin.
Which basically means if you use the right moisturizer you notice your skin’s going to get less and less dry over time and if you use a really good moisturizer for oily skin your skin’s going to get less and less oily over time.
If you want to know tips about how you can find your skin type or just any other skincare questions, in general.
So you can join step number 2
Find a good moisturizer now as easy as that sounds there are a few steps in finding your moisturizer. I will break it down for you to break it down awkward white dancing. If you’re new to my Site, hi, I’m an ingredient bitch. I’m very, very picky about which ingredients I want and my skincare and which I don’t want. When it comes to moisturizer, you must know which ingredients the product is using.
However, you do not need to know what every single thing means on the back of the label in my experience for moisturizers there are only a few things that you need to avoid
First, of all avoid alcohol which is labeled understand alcohol – natured alcohol or isopropyl alcohol the reason why these are going to overly strip your skin of hydration and can cause really bad reactions, or sensitivity of which I personally experienced both alcohols should not be in a moisturizer because the moisturizer is there to make sure that your skin is hydrated and moisturized throughout the day and how’s it going to do that if alcohol is stripping to the hydration huh where does that make sense a lot of moisturizers aimed toward more oily skin types tend to have a high amount of alcohol
so make sure you look to try and find those, in addition, you should avoid fragrance in a moisturizer as well the reason why fragrance is super irritating and can be damaging to the skin especially in a Levon treatment that you keep on throughout the entire day and contrary to popular belief a product is not fragrance-free just if it doesn’t have the word fragrance there can be a lot of other ingredients that are fragrance ingredients
Those are the two main things in my experience you want to look out for so let’s talk about
what a moisturizer is? for why do we need a moisturizer?
There’s a thing called trans epidermal water loss now don’t leave don’t exit I know that sounds very science II and gross but stay with trans epidermal water loss or tool is the process of water leaving our body, and often water leaves our body through our skin through this process we tend to see dehydrated skin we will look dry we’ll see an increase in aging and loss of firmness and start to see fine lines and dark spots and other issues like that simply because of water escaping our body.
so the purpose of a moisturizer is to keep that water and hydration locked into the skin so that you aren’t increasing the risks that come with transepidermal water loss as much as companies and people want you to believe that a moisturizer should have a bunch of active ingredients and really powerful things that are got a fight against aging,
In reality, you don’t need that stuff can be done in the treatment phase of a skincare routine just where it’s like shedding you can also see my article on that, but for a moisturizer, it really should just be focused on keeping that hydration level of the skin making sure the water doesn’t leave the body, and that you are good to go now there are multiple types of moisturizers out there, and each type works best for a certain skin type.
So if you have oily skin like myself you will benefit from a gel or water cream moisturizer it’s a very lightweight liquid that absorbs into the skin really quickly and really easily, so it doesn’t feel heavy on your skin and so that you won’t sweat it out during the day my personal favorite moisturizer for oily skin is the first aid Beauty water cream this stuff is magic it works every single time on the most humid days here in Hawaii where I know that as soon as I walk out the door, I’m already going to start sweating this one comes in.
so well so lightweight absorbs so quickly highly recommend it by the way all the products I’m talking about in this article can be found in the links below if you want to support me feel free to shop those links I make a small commission off of any of your purchases and I would really appreciate it thank you guys, then there’s gel to cream moisturizers which these are suited best for people with combination skin people who have oiliness in certain areas or dryness in other areas and I’m not going to lie I usually have combination skin when not in the summer then with that shit is rough because it’s not fun trying to address different hydration levels in different areas of the skin
so that why I recommend two different moisturizers for people with combination skin if you have combination to more oily prone skin I personally recommend the even prime daily moisturizer this stuff was a very unexpected find from me, but I absolutely love the ingredients it’s very lightweight it moisturizes well, so you never feel any type of dryness, but it’s not overly greasy or oily on the face,
and then if you have combination to dry skin where you feel in maybe a little bit drier but you still have some oiliness I recommend the youth to the people adapted in cream I’ve always loved this one
because it delivers a lot of hydration a lot of moisture but it feels so thin on the skin it feels like nothing, and it looks great under makeup, and then there are heavy cream moisturizers which are best for people who are dry as the Sahara Desert honey heavy creams are the most intense hydration for the skin and dry skin I personally recommend the seer of a moisturizing cream this one is just a staple it’s super cheap you can find it everywhere, and it works so well to just deliver deep hydration to the face with really clean and effective now if you want to get extra fancy as I do there is a difference between the daytime cream and a nighttime cream.
Daytime creams tend to be a little bit of a more lightweight formula that focuses on protecting your skin and ensuring the hydration while nighttime creams tend to be a little bit heavier to really prevent that tool because when we’re sleeping is when we experience tool than most I personally have to say
if you struggle with oily skin something that changed my life is using a bit of a heavier moisturizer at night nothing too crazy but enough to really hydrate your skin you will notice over time that your skin will stop being as oily as it normally is it’s a great trick.
Alright now that you found your perfect moisturizer let’s go on to
Which is applying the moisturizer to your face now let’s just cut the bullshit outright now a lot of people who work at cosmetic counters will say that you have to apply your moisturizer in a very particular way only sweeping upwards only doing certain things across the face.
Because if you move your face the wrong way it’s going to increase aging honestly it’s really not going to increase aging but you know what will increase aging is having bad ingredients in your skincare which a lot of people who work at counters do not even realize it’s more important to use the right products and sunscreen than it is to like apply your moisturizer in a certain way.
Now saying what I said about how you apply when you’re applying the moisturizer you want to make sure you take a small amount on your fingers rub it between your hands and gently work it into the skin make sure you’re pressing firm enough so that the skin can soak it up but don’t be too harsh or abrasive or fast when applying it to your skin remember skincare is self-care.
so think of it as a moment to just have like a relaxing facial I like to say imagine if someone else was touching your face put that same amount of gentleness and care into applying your moisturizer on your own face now saying what I said about
How you apply a moisturizer?
Yes while this doesn’t really impact aging at the same time you don’t want to be overly rough with your face.
so don’t do this and don’t do that just work the cream in softly now a huge tip that a lot of of people forget to make sure you moisturize your neck and your chest area a lot of of people don’t realize that the chest and the neck are the places that we experience it’s like Daddy position especially with our neck the amount of times
that we’re like looking down at our phones we will see a lot of aging, so it’s best to moisturize those areas to prevent aging as much as possible, and then a huge tip, especially for people with oily skin Pat the moisturizer into the skin afterward I noticed a huge result when I started doing this I noticed that my products absorbed wave my skin, looked more even it didn’t look more greasy, and in places where it is humid my skin didn’t sweat out the product easily.
Now step number 4
I want you guys to remember this none of this will matter if you are not using sunscreen it doesn’t matter if you moisturize doesn’t matter if you cleanse doesn’t matter if you exfoliate if you do not use sunscreen you are going to age no matter what 90% of premature aging is due to sun exposure.
so in addition to the skincare routine, you want to really make sure that you are using sunscreen and if you want to see my thoughts about sunscreen make sure you subscribe to my Site so that you see the next episode where I talk about how to apply sunscreen,
but I just wanted to say that because a lot of people think they can just stop with a moisturizer and go on with a day and that is not the case honey, and that’s it you figured out how to moisturize your face.
Congratulations woo now if you have any questions feel free to ask me and if you like the way I’m describe in details than please share this article with your friends and family. I hope this really helped you in learning how to moisturize your face and I can’t wait for you to see the last part of the series where I talk about sunscreen next day thank you so many guys